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tv.org, and click on news about books. >> up next on booktv, charlene meyers recounts the united nations search for a location for its headquarters from 1944 to 1946. [applause] >> thank you very much. thanks for coming, everyone. while we change the slides in the front, let me say thanks to all of you. those of us who write and do research are dependent on a vast network of support, and i want to express a public thanks to archivists, to historians, colleagues and friends and the editors and publishers who helped me on the journey that i'm going to be speaking with you about tonight. um, and i want to start out by saying something you probably have never heard at the beginning of a history lecture which is that it's okay to laugh. as the cartoon on the screen suggests, there are some laughable moment toss the story -- moments to the story that we're going to be thinking together about tonight. some of it is going to strike you as a little bit funny, and it is from our vantage point. tonight we're thinking back to the years 1944-'46, the end of the second world war and the transition to peace.
, but a place that would house the united nations could be grander. it might be its own identity, sun city or an expansive suburb. it might be that the world's fair for her b-day cake upon the fashion on this bp are convinced they get the impression people working team of the emerald city as they were thinking about the capital of the world in 1845. but this is the story we are entering an two. if they were to the capital of the world, where would it be? this is a proposition american cities and towns could not resist, including philadelphia, but also many others. no one announced a competition, least about the united nations, better race began even before the u.n. officially it is to come a race began to get the attention of the world diplomats and when the price of becoming the capital of the world. it was a race that said it boosters trying to get attention for their hometown and a hometown and abrasive newspaper reporters who are covering the story, but in many cases often created the story so as to boost the campaigns for bringing the united nations to their own localities. the race
reactor tied to its nuclear weapons program. >> the united nations assembly passes a landmark treaty controlling the global arms trade. >> the cypriot finance minister resigns as the investigation begins into the collapse of the nation's major banks. a call for restraint from the united nations today. secretary-general ban ki-moon once the korean peninsula crisis could spiral out of control. he made the comments after p'yongyang announced it was restarting its nuclear program. >> washington has condemned the move as extremely alarming and is calling on russia and china to do more to rein in the unpredictable regime. >> in 2008, the north koreans blow up the cooling tower a year after the nuclear facility was shut down, but the government in p'yongyang plans to restart the plutonium plant as soon as possible. the reactor is capable of producing just 5 megawatts of power compared to state of the art plants capable of churning out 1,000 megawatts. analysts say north korea already possesses enough nuclear material to produce eight nuclear bombs. with it back on line, the material could m
happens to it in the senate either. the united nations aka the most fashionable anti-violence show room. >> it regulates the transfer of light weapons to combat aircraft and ensure they won't be used to the commit acts of terror or organized crime. >> jon: aka the bond viable prevention treaty. see if you can guess what happened next. >> this past weekend the senate passed an amendment specifically prohibiting the u.s. from signing on to the treaty. >> jon: of course they did. if they don't preserve our rights to sell guns to terrorists, what are they going to fight us with? [laughter] ideas? come on! actually, the reason we cannot support a treaty to stop the terrorist and druglords arm trade -- >> ted crux says it should be rejected it's international gun regulation and should not be ratified. >> it's laid within language that could you drive a tank through that threatens second amendment rights of all americans. >> jon: how did this become about second amendment rights. treaty reaffirms the sovereign right of any state to regulate a conventional arms pursuant to its legal or constitu
our authority to the united nations. it's a symbolic thing. it's like signing that giant get well card to carol. it didn't cost you anything and you haven't ceded your authority to wish her ill. but you don't sign you look like an (bleep). the united nations passed nine regulations against israel in one day. iran is the resolution a month club. remember when the united nations rejected our iraq war resolution thus from preventing us from what might have turned into a decade long, trlz of dollars, thousands of casualties quagmire. we were like we should invade iraq and the u.n. said no and we were like, okay. [ laughter ] so look the senate rejected it. they rejected that treaty and i'm sure that in no way puts the united states senate in terrible, terrible company. >> it was overwhelmingly approved 154-3 with iran, north korea why and syria voting against it. >> jon: there you have it. thank you united states senate, we have literally become one of our own worst enemies. we'll we'll be right back.[ k+k+qi$a x4[cheers and applause] >> jon: welcome back. from here in the united states, w
. >> the director of national intelligence says kim is trying to get recognition from the united states. >> north korea is a rival on the international scene as a nuclear power. and that entitles him to negotiation and accommodation, presumably, for aid. >> the military assessment also says that the reliability of any of those north korean weapons would be low. the pentagon released a statement that read an unclassified passage that is right part of a report. wliel he wouldn't go into any specific details, the official did say that right now, today, they do not believe that north korea has tested and developed. >> pretty chilling stuff. chris lawrence of the pentagon, thanks very much. just a little while ago, i spoke exclusively with the united nations secretary general here in washington. >> very high on the agenda, i met him. i asked what he meant by the nuclear capableties. and the secretary general of the united nations is joining us here in the situation room. thanks so much, mr. secretary general, for coming in. always nice to see you. i know you've just come from the white house. let's ta
. >> lou: coming up, the latest threat to the second amendment. originating at the united nations. texas attorney general greg abbott said the arms trade treaty must be stopped. he joins us here next. >>> reports showing the mental health of the sandy hook and tucson shooters in question prior to their murderous rampage as we take it up in the dogs dos forum. leading doctors are up ... next. we went out and asked people a simple question: how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed: the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ >> lou: the united nations yesterday approved a treaty to regulate the international arms trade. my next guest threatens to sue the administration if that treaty is ratified. he warned president obama in a letter, quote, agreeing to the treaty does more than trample seco
: coming up, the latest threat to the second amendment. originating at the united nations. texas attorney general greg abbott said the arms trade treaty must be stopped. he joins us here next. >>> reports showing the mental health of the sandy hook and tucson shooters in question prior to their murderous rampage as we take it up in the dogs dos forum. leading doctors are up ... next. the american dream is of a better future, a confident retirement. those dreams have taken a beating lately. but no way we're going to let them die. ♪ ameriprise advisors can help keep your dreams alive like they helped millions of others. by listening. planning. working one on one. that's what ameriprise financial does. and that's what they can do with you. that's how ameripre puts more within reach. ♪ >> lou: the united nations yesterday approved a treaty to regulate the international arms trade. my next guest threatens to sue the administration if that treaty is ratified. he warned president obama in a letter, quote, agreeing to the treaty does more than trample second amendment rights. it also threaten
amendment. originating at the united nations. texas attorney general greg abbott said the arms trade treaty must be stopped. he joins us hre next. >>> reports showing the mental health of the sandy hook and tucson shooters in question prior to their murderous rampage as we take it up in the dogs dos forum. leading doctors are up ... next. ♪ [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where you don't back down from a challenge. this is the age of knowing how to make things happen. sowhy let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men alreadyave. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing, upset stomach, and abnormal vision. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours. stop taking viagra and call your doctor right away if you experience a sudden decrease or loss in vision or hearing. this is the age of taking action. viagra. talk to your doc
the federal government of the united nations arms treaty is ratified. we will be joined by texas attorney general greg abbott's and president obama taking his gun-control campaign on the road to colorado, a state that is already taking the assault on the second amendment into its own hands. foxes and politics other, democratic strategist. we begin tonight with president obama on the road tonight campaigning for and control and raising big money for his party. president abolished his anti-gun agenda before a sympathetic audience at a state that has seen to mass murders at the hands of deranged gunman in columbine and over or. this is more analysts believe the chances of the senate passing in control now fading. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry is there with the president. >> as president obama continued his campaign for gun control and caught up today, the issue crashed into political reality back in washington with the senior adviser acknowledging they may get no gun legislation at all, not even a watered-down version a sea-land republicans. >> if they decide it will bloc
. >> more than 800,000 palestinians in gaza rely on aid from the united nations. un reliefis from the and works agency and he says the safety of un workers is paramount. >> we will be forced with the harsh realities of looking at what other activities we might be forced to curtail. if not permanently, at least temporarily. it depends on voluntary contributions, not only for the general budget, through which we provide education and health and social services but we also have a stand-alone emergency budget that enables us in... west bank to deliver emergency services, including cash subsidies and food distribution to the needy. this particular money, having been subsidized, while we have enough money to hire those people on short-term employment contracts, we don't have money in the other part that deals with getting subsidies to the poorest of the poor. we are't telling -- telling the people we are doing the right crossover from giving you cash subsidies into hiring you for short-term employment. there will be a short gap. that is what triggered the demonstrations. they have the f
: as fighting continues in the orontes river valley, the united nations suddenly announces that both sides have agreed to a nationwide ceasefire. it will start tonight for the muslim holiday of eid. the news surprises the fighters in the valley. ahmad and his commanding officer are summoned to discuss the announcement with their battalion leader. he's one of the most powerful rebel leaders in the region. his name is jamal maarouf. >> (translated): i would love to be like jamal. he's a true leader. a leader of 10,000 armed men. jamal maarouf, an excellent military leader. his brigade is made up of groups from all over syria. >> narrator: jamal is the commander of the martyrs of syria brigade, one of the biggest factions of the free syrian army. while some rebel units contain islamic foreign fighters, jamal says his men are all local, and they're fighting for a democratic syria. he's called a meeting in a safe house deep in rebel territory, and is clear on how he will respond to the united nations truce. >> (translated): we are not going to have a truce with killers and criminals. no way. >> (tra
speaker, to discuss to discuss a pakistani woman's story of sexual harassment in the united nations--from personal grievance to public law". the book describes what happened when 11 women joined the campaign to go into the un only to be attacked by there un managers. the case culminated in legislation by the pakistani parliament in 2000 that make sexual harassment crime. she is the chair person, and human rights and democracy streaming and research on news activism and environment. and based in washington d.c. at the national endowment for democracy. and over red light areas, released by oxford and forgotten cases. and in japanese have become popular among young pakistani women. and the doctorate working at the university of minnesota. please join in welcoming today's guest dr. fouzia saeed. [applause] >> very nice to be here and i look forward to the next hour of engagement with you. if you want to turn this off you can, at least up to the limit. i am going to tell you a story today and the stories in the context of pakistan, about one woman and also celebration of women in pakista
to the united nations? using telemedical and mobile technologies, verizon innovators are connecting trauma surgeons to patients in the field. helping them get the attention they need, before they even reach the hospital. because the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions. powerful answers. verizon. >>alisyn: he's charged with killing a man while drunk driving, and he's here illegally. but despite that, a judge now says this guy does not have to stand trial yet because he doesn't speak english well enough. is this fair? we're joined by fox news legal analyst arthur idela. this illegal immigrant allegedly killed someone while drunk driving, a young man 23 years old, but he can't go on trial because he doesn't speak english. what are we to make of this? >> the only thing more incompetent than this defendant is the judge who made this ruling. he has now given license for anybody who comes into this country illegally to play dumb to avoid justice. that is what this is about. this is what incompetency statutes are supposed to cover. >>alisyn: arthur, how do you defend it? >> ou
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news alert. breaking news now on what is being called a united nations threat to our constitutional rights. what is it? we had the breaking news yesterday at this hour, the u.n. approving an international arms control treaty. now, that treaty contains a provision that restricts small arms, which could include handguns among many, many other things. and that's touched off a firestorm of controversy. the texas attorney general write a letter to president obama vowing to sue the administration. treaties do not trump constitutional liberties. even if you as the president signed and the senate ratified the arms treaty our constitution remains the supreme law of the land and would supercede any treaty that violated rights. and general, great to he see you again. let he me ask you if that's true and certainly, it must be that the u.s. constitution would trump any international treaty that we were to approve. still have to go through the senate and the president. what's the concern? who cares if we sign it or don't? we're going to abide by our constitution? >> well, the concern, megyn, it's
up an old nuclear reactor. now, the head of the united nations says kim the younger has gone too far. plus, north korea also failed to stop the u.n. from approving the world's first treaty to keep weapons out of the hands of terrorists. but the agreement is not a reality just yet. it's facing some opposition here in the u.s. that's coming up as fox reports live tonight. as your life changes, fidelity is there r your personal economy, helping you readjust along the way, refocus as careers change and kids head off to college, and revisit your investments as retirement gets closer. wherever you are today, fidelity's guidance can help you fine-tune your personal economy. start today with a free one-on-one review of your retirement plan. it's not what you think. it's a phoenix with 4 wheels. it's a hawk with night vision goggles. it's marching to the beat of a different drum. and where beauty meets brains. it's big ideas with smaller footprints. and knowing there's always more in the world to see. it's the all-new lincoln mkz. >> the pentagon condition firmsz its position dollars another
that the united nations is considering sending in a peacekeeping force as one of the options if the syrian government falls. our diplomatic editor has this exclusive report. ofat the u.n., hundreds staff have been working on secret contingency plans. it is a project code-named syria, the day after. after more than two years of bloodshed, they are preparing for this decisive event, including a possible fall of bashar al assad, but, of course, no one knows what will happen or when. the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon has put the former deputy of sweden in charge. in his first interview on this sensitive subject, he told me the u.n. was considering a range of options. it >> about five, six months ago, it was mostly to what degree we could help restore institutions, help out with institution building, help with the reconciliation process with the development program, but i must admit, now the focus is more of a concern of what state of affairs we will have to deal with at the end of this conflict. >> after the occupation of iraq and the invasion of afghanistan, there is little appetite in t
>>> arms agreement. the united nations has approved the first international treaty to regulate conventional weapons. delegates have approved trade for conventional arms. it capped a campaign that has lasted for years. pr proponents fighting to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and people who abuse human rights. 154 delegations including the u.s. and the biggest experter of arms. north korea, iran and syria voted against. russia, china and 21 other nations abstained. the treaty bans transfers of weapons if they violate u.n. arms embark goes or promote acts of the men no side, crimes against humanity or war crimes. the treaty requires member states to submit arms trade records to the united nations every year. >> translator: what's significant here is they recognize the need to be transparent and accountable in regulating international trade and arms. those weapons are related to a lot of crimes in many countries. >> it's estimated conventional weapons kill half a million civilians every year. the treaty will take effect after 50 countries ratify it. a lot will depend on
to the united nations annually. >> translator: what's significant here is that they recognize the need to be transparent and accountable in regulating the international trade of conventional arms. those represents are related to a lot of crimes in many countries. >> it's estimated that conventional weapons kill half a million civilians every year. >>> an expert on arms control and disarmament says this treaty is an historical achievement. >> reporter: he is a professor at former revent fellow at the national institute for defense studies. sato says the approval is a positive investment. >> sato has high hopes for the treaty's effectiveness and says it will enhance the transparency of the weapons trade. >> for the future development of the treaty, i think information sharing and record keeping will hold the key for the success of this treaty itself, because those treaty asks each countries to keep the record of the weapons, types and volumes for ten years minimum, and those -- information accumulated will contribute to the transparency of the arms transfer itself, and that will greatly
it is generally the bill -- biggest single source of problems with the united nations. and it is because there is no tempering of what goes on. the members of the general assembly both have no capacity to pass truly binding law. in other words, what the general assembly passes are resolutions that do not carry the force of command. and at the same time, they also bear responsibility for anything. so it is the ultimate club. and frankly from the u.s. viewpoint much of what they want to do is not just wasteful, not just waste, but wickedness. there are an awful lot of things that the un general assembly would like to see go forward, or important sectors would like to see go forward that are really quite bad things. and they are quite willing to cover for the worst members from the human-rights standpoint, from many standpoints. and the nature of such a body and a subsidiary organs that depend upon it within the un institutions tend to be the worst you what -- the worse you are the more you want to be the leader of an organization that might somehow say things about you. so there is a very
has told al jazeera there must be security before it can hold democratic elections. the united nations says a humanitarian crisis has developed in most of the country. we have this report from the capital. >> these new army recruits sing a famous local war song. most of them follow the rebel group. they will be the foot soldiers of the new national army. in one of the poorest countries in the world, some say they have no choice but to fight. is a big problem in central africa. if you are a woman, they will ask you to sleep with them to get a job. are also fed. the nine nations said most of the country needs urgent food and medical help. rebels took around 1/4 of the supplies in the capital from this warehouse. this is some food in the shops, but it is expensive. people cannot withdraw money from the banks that are empty. the soldiers' salaries have not been paid. people want to know who is running the country. >> the biggest problem for the country is who will guide us. we do not have the proper group of leaders right now. >> this is the man who says he will guide the nation to new ele
. the united nations says children are among the most vulnerable. the un children's fund says 2 million children's are without a six social services. an estimated 42% of the population does not know where their next meal is coming from. less than 30% have access to health services. , her motherfrail died when she tried to escape fighting between the rebels and government forces. she was pregnant and bled to death after falling down. her grandmother does not know if francisco will live or die. >> if she does survive, how will i look her in the eye and tell her about what happened to her mother? >> this is one of the few hospitals in the country which treat severely malnourished children. doctors here say what complicate the situation is that one out of three of these children is hiv-positive or suffers from tuberculosis. >> our first objective should be to defeat hunger in the country and prevent poverty. always been food insecurity in central african republic, but the recent fighting has made things worse. when the rebel group took control of heart of the country , its soldiers also sti
is popular in the developed world and has a number of health benefits. the united nations has made now 2013 the international year of quinoi. >> a single scene that could bring $1 billion to a growing economy. it is cultivated by people here and across the andes. it has been part of their diet for thousands of years. >> we have come to harvest it. it is better than other foods. that is why the old community has come, because we all grow it. inthat is because it is rich protein, calcium, and other nutrients. it is so beneficial it has been called a super food, and now the rest of the world has caught on. the demand has been so high a ton of it sells for almost seven times more than a ton of wheat. return, thehigh bolivian government is eager to exploit this opportunity of. >> we want to produce 1 million tons, because it will allow us to produce and economic resources of $1 billion. >> the health benefits are so high the united nations has designated 2013 the international year of quinoi. the food and agricultural organization sees it as a solution for global hunger. >> it is a nutritious fo
, there will be a famine. >> alexander winn is with the united nations food and agriculture organization. he's stationed in madagascar. >> all those people, two-thirds of the population will have big problems accessing food. >> reporter: a tropical cyclone crippled their food supply back in february. 14,000 acres of crops were flooded making matters worse, all that water created a perfect breeding environment. >> these swarms can move hundreds of kilometers. >> reporter: princeton university ian you could in-- cousins is an expert on locust behavior. >> so we are really dealing with locust that are growing, breeding, that are spreading and flying over long distances. >> reporter: and what needs to be done now. >> there needs to be a multiprong approach involving surveillance and also application of insect site-- insectsides. >> all that takes money. the united nations needs $41 million. >> and if we cannot act immediately, like within the next few months, then it's going to be incredibly ex-- incredibly expensive in terms of this massive famine. >> the locusts do pore damage every day. in madagascar the
from the united nations. the world ease most powerful completely impotent organization. they claim to protect children's right and yet they have underage workers doing their fund-raising. and they make those kids take night clubs as firefighters. well, tonight i'm giving a wag of my finger to the u.n. for going after what we hold more precious than our children, our guns. >> the united nations general assembly has overwhelmingly passed its first treaty regulating the multibillion international arms trade. the u.s. voted in favor. >> stephen: i cannot believe the u.s. voted for this thing. thankfully some have opposed this measure namely, north korea, iran and syria and they've been joined by one brave voice. >> the national rifle association has lobbied against the treaty. >> stephen: that's right the nra has officially joined what i call the axis of freedom. [ laughter ] of course -- [cheers and applause] of course, the u.n. is trying to convince us that gun control will make us safer. according to u.n. secretary general ban key moon the treaty will help to keep terrorists and cri
unit and i developed the gender units for them. this is with the united nations development program in pakistan so that was the beginning of my process and as i developed the program and went about i myself experience a lot of sexual harassment in the office and that was there a difficult to handle because i feel you can handle it better on the streets it is difficult to handle when you know, the person and face them every day and when you know, that person has a lot of control over what you're doing. you need his professional help and that became difficult but i was not sure how to handle that because i did now want to resign. that is a simple way out. and i was so focused on pakistan and then as i develop to the program i couple of things happened. with a crystal clear focus it was more on development but the gender focus came through this program and the other thing is i hired a lot of women. and there was a load of women and without our the any checks and balances and the hierarchy with favoritism is suddenly became a very big. in the reason why i was not able to do that earli
regime allowing the united nations and but said they had other sources on the ground if they were not going to cooperate with the u.n. host: also adding to other statement on what should happen next, can you give us other news? >> it prompted a lot of people saying we do need to take some action. senator feinstein, the chairman of the intelligence committee said a red line had been crossed in her view and so something needed to be done. senator mccain has long been on track to say he makes it clear something should be done. not putting boots on the ground but they want the establishment of a no fly zone and a safe area for the rebels to operate in syria and also to start providing them with arms which is something the obama administration so far has not done. host: on the house side senator boehner saying -- and a point you can expand on. said it was time for the president to have an open conversation with congress and the american people on this issue. >> he didn't go so far as to say the president needed to do something like create a no fly zone but warned if the president didn
of connecticut and the unit the nations today furthering assault on the second amendment. a bipartisan group of connecticut lawmakers drafted a proposal that would be one of the toughest gun laws in the nation if it is signed into law. the united nations overwhelmingly approving the global arms trade treaty, and international agreement that threatens the second amendment rights of all american citizens. we begin tonight in connecticut where the draft legislation would add more than 100 types of guns to the state's list of banned so-called assault weapons. it would limit the capacity of magazines to ten rounds. law-abiding owners of the newly bannedded give ups and magazines would be forced to register the equipment with the state of connecticut. that proposal calls for universal background checks for all weapon sales while creating the nation's first statewide dangerous weapon offender's registry. at the united nations, the global arms trade treaty passed calling for all nations involved to keep records of all arms transfers and suggests these records include information of end user ors priv
at least potentially. barbara, thank you. just a few moments ago i spoke with the united nations secretary general ban ki-moon. he is here in washington and just met with president obama in the oval office of the white house. i asked the u.n. secretary general about this report on north korea's nuclear missile capability. >> we do not have any independent information to verify but it may be true that they will continue to improve their technology. that will be against the resolution, security council resolution most recently resolution 2094 urging north korea to reframe from making any provocative measures. >> more of the interview with the united nations secretary general ban ki-moon coming up at the top of the hour here in "the situation room" on our special report, the crisis with north korea. the secretary general also has a specific message that he will deliver to the leader of north korea, kim jung un. he speaks in korean directly to kim jung un. they watch cnn international in pyongyang. you'll hear what that message to kim jong un from ban ki-moon is coming up at the top of the nex
would happen immediately is the response if north korea fires, the united nations command, the combined forces command of the united states and korea would return very precise fire against that location of launch. not to escalate, but to maintain the dmz and the armistice. if they fire, we would fire back. >> simple equation on that. let's look at the one scenario that possibly gets much more out of hand among things that seem like they might vaguely be possible. what if north korea did something like when they shelled some islands over here saying it's disputed territory in terms of who owns what, let's say they attack the facility like this in a strong way and try to land there to seize the property? what happens then? >> tom, not unlike what we talked about. if they tried to occupy, there would be a fight to get that back. i don't us spesuspect that woul happen. what might occur, we have to think about this. the 2018 olympics is in pyongchung. this is where the winter olympics are. if north korea was to take an action, that would cause an incredible international implications and pos
would happen immediately is the response is, north korea fires, the united nations command, the combined forces command of the united states and south korea would return very precise fire against that location of launch. not to escalate, but to maintain the dmz and the armistice. if they fire, we would fire back. >> simple equation on that. let's look at the one scenario that possibly gets much more out of hand, among the things that seem like they might vaguely be possible. what if north korea in fact did something, in this disputed territory, of who owns what, let's say they attacked a facility like this in a strong way, and tried to land their and essentially seize the property. what happens then? >> not unlike what we just discussed. if the north koreans were to try to occupy, the united nations would reclaim that. there would be a fight to get that island back. we have seen this specifically before. what might occur, we have to think about this. the 2018 winter olympics are in the town of pyonchung. >> you've been there. >> i've been there, physically walked the terrain. it's absolu
by the united nations. president obama may face pressure to intervene if a red line has been crossed. >>> u.n. peacekeeping troops are to join the french army in mali, west africa. they've united to support the state against rebels. they passed a resolution contempt being human rights violations. insurgents still control mountainous areas in is south providing a challenge for the new u.n. force. >>> soldiers assembled in front of the palace. his late father lies inside the building. he beefed up the army considerably during his reign. >> translator: we hearby celebrate the 81st anniversary of the >> officers of dialogue from foreign powers were a sham. he vowed to retaliate against any foreign attacks. military congressmaners a comma show their strength. north koreans will observe another anniversary this summer, 60 years since stopped fighting in the war. >>> now, senior u.s. and chinese officials have put their heads together over north korea. they agreed they need to find peaceful solutions to the nuclear standoff. u.s. deputy secretary of state william burns met on thursday with the chi
, assembling corroborative information and that's what we're doing. and we're pressing for a united nations investigation into this as well. >> on the first part, all options remain on the table. the president has been clear about this. i have, as you noted. and that remains the case. i'm not going to speculate about what action we might take. should we firmly establish that the red line has been crossed. but it is absolutely the case that all options remain on the table. >> so what are the next steps, then, as you work on getting more information? will there be more outreach to russia and china about this in terms of diplomacy in terms of getting them on board? what does the united states do next as you're looking at this evidence? >> well we work with our allies -- >> that was white house press secretary jay carney, insisting that the administration will wait for credible and corroborative evidence regarding the use of chemical weapons in sirria it's friday april 26th and this is "now." confirming months of speculation and raising serious foreign policy concerns, the white house announced
. the congressmember said -- the united nations official is facing calls for his ouster following his comments about the role of u.s. policy in the boston marathon bombings. richard falk, u.n. special rapporteur on human rights and the palestinian territories, wrote -- officials in canada and britain as well as u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice have called for falk to be fired. officials who questioned the surviving suspect in the bombing say they were motivated at least in part by the u.s. wars in iraq and afghanistan. the suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, was badly wounded in an overnight standoff with police last week. he has been moved from a hospital to prison. the newspaper egypt independent, known for its in-depth coverage of egypt's revolution and aftermath, is closing. its owner has cited financial issues, but many said the true motive is to quash revolutionary voices. egyptian blogger wrote -- in the final edition, published online, after it was reportedly blocked from going to press, a chief editor wrote -- to see our interview with lina, go to democracynow.org. the united nation
out of existence in hostile conditions. the united nations says women are for melbourne -- are vulnerable. many attacks are thought to be carried out by members of the security forces >> it is done by men in uniform. it could be militia. 70% of rape has been done by armed groups. >> he came into my tent in the middle of the night. he had a gun and threatened to shoot me if i resisted. many women are reluctant to speak out. apart from stigma, there is also fear. some have been threatened. others have been arrested. mogadishu is becoming more livable. not so long ago, a place like this would have been emptying itself out in preparation for a long, scary night ahead, but the transition is proving difficult, and it is leaving some international backers with the unpalatable choices. fledgling and now security forces consist mostly of a patchwork of militia, groups of untrained men use to the power of carrying a gun but whose discipline and loyalty is questionable. and others combat as part of an effort to fight piracy in the horn of africa. now britain wants to join them. the
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